Attacking the Opposition for criticising the Centre in the wake of the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged that people should not do politics over terror attacks in the interest of the nation. “The country can never forget that some people were not saddened at the sacrifice of the security personnel during the Pulwama attack. At that time, these people were only doing politics… I request them not to do such politics in the interest of the nation,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister paid his heartiest tribute to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on his birth anniversary. The PM visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia and inaugurated the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas parade. After the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas parade, PM Modi reiterated India’s stand on terrorism and emphasised on the significance of ‘unity’ in this day and age. PM later boarded the seaplane from Kewadia to Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, also known as the National Unity Day, is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters.
On Friday, the Prime Minister had inaugurated the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, popularly called the Jungle Safari, in Kevadia. The zoological park has been set up near the 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity.
The PM also inaugurated the ‘Arogya Van’, ‘Ekta Mall’ and ‘Children Nutrition Park’ in Kevadia yesterday. ‘Arogya Van’ is home to hundreds of plants and herbs that have medicinal value.
The Prime Minister Modi also paid tribute to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 36th death anniversary. The then Prime Minister was assassinated by her bodyguards in 1984.
“Tributes to our former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her death anniversary,” Modi tweeted.